Friday, June 03, 2005

Is this a Pine Woods Snake?


Rhadinaea flavilata? Posted by Hello
At first I thought this was a unpatterned juvenile corn snake, but now I think it is a Pine Woods Snake. It was found near Gainesville under some rotten wood.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That most certainely is. They are small burrowing snakes which are actually quite rare to find or see. They grow a maximum of 12 to 14 inches and feed mostly on lizards frogs and worms. They are very hard to enjoy as pets however as they have a short lifespan and do not reproduce in large numbers but overall are very cool little snakes. Their scales are satin-like in their softness and they are extremely docile even when being handled, however they do have a mild venom (they are not classified as venomous because they do not bite and they are rear fanged. Also the venom is not toxic to humans, more like an ant-bite.)

deadmike said...

Thanks for the info!